Yet Another Super-Tall Skyscraper to be Built in Shenzhen

By Bryan Grogan, January 14, 2019

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Chicago-based architectural firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture announced that it has been chosen as the architect and designer behind Longgang district’s new super-tall skyscraper, Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Center.

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Image via smithgill.com

The skyscraper will be located between Longgang Park and Dayun Natural Park, approximately 50 minutes drive from the central Futian District. It will be part of an urban development project called Shimao Shenzhen Longgang Master Plan which will also see new apartments, hotels and office buildings constructed in the area. 

It comes as the local government in Shenzhen ramps up its efforts to create a new, thriving urban center in the northeastern district (adding to Shenzhen's thriving urban centers in Nanshan, Futian and Luohu).

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Image via smithgill.com

Although reports on the height of the tower vary, it is generally assumed that it will reach somewhere between 650 and 700 meters. Various media reports suggest the tower will reach 700 meters above sea level, but air regulation worries may come into play, as they did with the firm's other China-based project, Wuhan Greenland Center, which was scaled down from over 600 meters above sea level, to no higher than 500 meters.

READ MORE: Plans for 700m-Tall Skyscraper Face Opposition in Shenzhen

On their website, the firm spoke about the Shimao Shenzhen Longgang Master Plan saying: 

“The mixed-use district that surrounds and connects with the tower contains a five-star hotel, offices, and conference facilities. A major retail facility defines the northeast corner of the site, while a community of apartment towers occupies the northwest section. The master plan integrates a dynamic new public realm that combines cultural and retail programs anchored by a cultural center and a main library. Programmed venues have open and enclosed spaces for recreation, leisure, tourism, art, dining, and social gatherings.”

[Cover image via smithgill.com]

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